Scholes ‘not convinced’ PL side have ‘enough’ to win the title

Date published: Friday 15th October 2021 5:40 - Lewis Oldham

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes

Paul Scholes is “not convinced” that Chelsea have “enough” to beat the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City to the Premier League title.

Chelsea have fared really well since Thomas Tuchel was appointed as Frank Lampard’s successor last season.

The Blues ended the league season well as they rose up the table to finish fourth in the Premier League.


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Tuchel also led his side to the Champions League final. They beat Man City 1-0 to win the trophy for the second time in the club’s history.

Chelsea have started this season well as they sit top of the Premier League after seven games. Despite this, Scholes has suggested (via The Overlap) that they do not have enough to win the title:

“I think Chelsea have got the manager to challenge. I’m just not sure, not convinced there’s enough goals in the team.

“I think Romelu Lukaku will score goals but are there enough people around him to score goals. I’m not sure Timo Werner will. When he plays for Germany he scores every game, for Chelsea he misses a lot of chances.

“I also don’t think Chelsea are great defensively. [Antonio] Rudiger has been really good but other than that, Thiago Silva is 36, he’s not going to play every game.

“[Andreas] Christensen is a young player. In the middle of your pitch Chelsea are alright. But I’m not sure Chelsea will score enough goals and defensively be good enough.”

Scholes added: “Mason Mount, he needs to start scoring goals. I think he’s a great player but he’s got to start winning games, almost in the mould as Frank Lampard.

“I see him as that type of player but Frank produced all the time and won games for his team. Mason Mount has to start doing that.”

Elsewhere, Dietmar Hamann has suggested that Chelsea are not on the “same level” as Liverpool or Man City:

“I don’t think they are on the same level as Liverpool and Manchester City.

“You can win the Champions League if you don’t have the best team. But the championship you can’t. That’s why third place would be the highest of feelings for Chelsea.

“Thomas Tuchel also benefitted in the final from the madness Pep Guardiola put on, playing without a defensive midfielder.

“But they were 25 (editor’s note: it was 19) points behind Manchester City in the league last season and have also been taught a lesson by them recently.”

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